Category Archives: mobile payment
The announcement by Amazon, KDDI and NTT DOCOMO this week that carrier billing is being offered to Japanese customers in the Amazon retail store is the most important achievement for this ubiquitous “alternative” payment method in its 20 year history.
It’s no stretch to declare 2016 as the most significant year for the app stores since their launch nearly 10 years ago. Nintendo finally dipped their toes into the ocean of mobile apps, both indirectly through Niantic’s Pokémon Go and … Continue reading
The urgency to get direct carrier billing deployed and active, to avoid long term loss of access to high spending users has been brought into sharp focus over the last few weeks by the big surge in revenues coming in to app stores from … Continue reading
The Mobile World Congress 2016 catchphrase, ‘mobile is everything’ could equally have been, ‘everything is mobile’. Although the big Android handset manufacturers, including HTC, LG, Sony and our close partner Samsung, all launched new handsets as usual, it was the … Continue reading
Kuwait is the latest market to launch Google Play through the Bango Payment Platform, confirming the region’s importance for app stores It comes as a surprise to many mobile payments watchers that carrier-billed payments have proved such a big hit with … Continue reading
Bango have a great story to tell this year; the first launch of Direct Carrier Billing in Africa of Google Play, with Telkom South Africa. Trevor Goldberg, VP Business Development MNOs went to AfricaCom to spread the word and enable more African … Continue reading
Amazon Underground, the new app for Android smartphones, offers a selection of apps, games and in-app content, all for free. It is designed to break Amazon into the mainstream on Android smartphones by increasing store distribution and customer acquisition. Consequently … Continue reading